4th of July Activities!

Staley Run White & Blue
Overlook Adventure Park
Compete in a re-formated 1/2 mile kids run, 5K run, or join in the 2-mile fun run/walk. Register at runsignup.com. Race day registration is also available. Register by June 21 to guarantee a shirt or tank, no shirt orders will be taken after this date. Registration includes admission to Splash Cove
from 9 – 11:00 a.m. Route begins at Overlook Adventure! Overall winners & finisher medals.Time: 1/2 mile tot trot at 7:30 / 2 mile & 5k at 8 a.m.
Fee: Kids Run $20 by July 3; $25 on race day
Race/Walk, $30 by July 3; $35 on race day

Pump Track
Nelson Park
Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater
Come check out our new pump track and visit with our Park Police Officers from 4 – 6 p.m., track will be open until dusk. Safety equipment recommended.
Time: 4 p.m. – dusk

Music at the Devon – Imagine That Band
Nelson Park – Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater
Purchase Imagine That tickets at devonamphitheater.com.
Time: 6 p.m.

Splash Cove
Adults $10.50 / Youth & Seniors $8.50
Time: Open Swim
12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Scovill Zoo
Free carousel rides with paid admission!
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(last admission at 5 p.m.)

Overlook Adventure Park
$6 per person for 1 round of mini golf & $13 per person for a 3-activity adventure pass.
Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fireworks beginning at dusk!
Nelson park

Splash Cove Opening Day

Splash Cove will be opening for the second year on Saturday, May 28. The park is home to family affordable fun for all in Decatur and the surrounding areas. The facility features a lazy river, zero-depth entry leisure pool with an interactive play structure, wet deck, lily pad crossing feature, and vortex, an 8-lane lap pool with zip line, rock climbing wall, 3-meter diving board, 6-meter-high dive, 4 body slides, and a zero-depth entry baby pool. As well as a concession area with snacks and beverages.

This year, all minors 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 and older to receive admission to Splash Cove. All visitors who are 16 and up must show a valid state issued identification card at the admission window prior to entry.

Daily Admission

Ages 4 – 12: $10.50

Ages 13 – 64: $12.50

Ages 65+: $11.50

3 and under: Free

For more information on our Swim Lessons, Toddler Time, Family Swim and more visit the Decatur Park Districts website or call 217-619-8080.

Unexpired Term Applications Requested

The Decatur Park Board of Commissioners welcomes the submission of applications for the unexpired term.

The unexpired term has approximately one year remaining and ends with the election cycle of April 2023.

The board’s goal will be to find an individual who is committed to serving the Park District, involved in the community, and representative of the diverse population it serves.

Interested individuals must reside in the Decatur Park District boundaries and should submit the following information:

  1. Current resume that highlights experience, education/technical training and employment history
  2. A statement of interest that contains:
    • A summary of why you are interested in joining the Decatur Park District.
    • The history of your community involvement over the last five years.
    • What unique attributes and experience that you bring to the Board.

Submissions must be returned to the administrative office in a sealed envelope, attention Melanie Moore, Secretary to the Board, or by email at mmoore@decparks.com by 5 p.m. on June 17, 2022.

For more information, please call Melanie Moore at 217-422-5911.

Summer Camp Scholarships Available!

Summer Camp Scholarships Available! The Empowerment Opportunity Center is offering Summer Camp Scholarships for income-qualified families this summer!
Contact Carrie at 217-428-0155 or cholderby@empowerdecatur.org to apply!

Senior Olympics are back!

Decatur Senior Olympics / April 16-22

Inspire Others…Get into the Games!

Make your mark during Decatur’s Senior Olympics, presented by the Decatur Park District! Men and women aged 50+ are invited to compete in one or more events during a week in April. All participants will receive an event tee.

Events Include: Bowling, Golf, Free Throw Shooting, Mini Golf, Pickleball, Rope Skipping, Table Tennis & Track

Closing Ceremony – Medal Presentations
April 22 / 1 p.m.
Scovill Activity Center / 3909 West Main Street

Download Registration Flyer Here!

Parks Master Plan – Final Review

Click HERE to view the Master Plan Draft!

All are invited, in person or via zoom, for this presentation of the Decatur Park District Master plan update draft. This is the final public review before this plan will serve as a planning guide for years to come!

Tuesday, March 29 / 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. / Hickory Point Banquet Facility

visit: zoom.com / meeting id: 875 9509 1502 / passcode: parks

Questions? Call 217-422-5911

SkyWest Gives Notice of Termination of Service

Decatur Airport – SkyWest GIVES NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF SERVICE to 29 airports including Decatur, Il

DECATUR, IL – SkyWest has filed a 90-day notice of termination of service at the Decatur Airport due to pilot shortages within the aviation industry. SkyWest’s filing would request termination of service in the Decatur market 90 days from the filing date (March 9, 2022) subject to Essential Air Service rules. During the 90 days, the Department of Transportation will solicit bids from all carriers interested in providing service to the Decatur market.

SkyWest will continue to provide air service to Decatur Airport during this process and until the Department of Transportation completes the selection of a new Essential Air Service provider, providing no gaps in service to Chicago, IL.

Decatur, IL is one of 29 airports effected by this termination.

SkyWest media contact info:
SkyWest Corporate Communications

Golf Courses Opening!

Red Tail Run Golf Course will open March 4 & 5 and Hickory Point Golf Course will open March 5 – both at 9 a.m. Later dates at Red Tail Run and Hickory Point golf courses will be available, weather and course conditions permitting. “Early Spring Rates,” including 18 holes with cart, will extend through April 1: $32. Book a tee time by calling Red Tail Run at 217/422-2211 or Hickory Point Golf Course at 217/421-7444.

Refer A Golfer – New!

Any current golf season pass holders can refer a new friend that has not had a golf season pass with the park district within the last 4 years, and both will earn 10% off a 2022 season pass!

There is no limit! Each new friend that purchases a season pass will earn the existing pass holder 10% off. (Refer 4 friends = 40% off / New pass holders 10% off)

For more information or to purchase a season pass visit Hickory Point Golf Course (727 Weaver Road) or Red Tail Run Golf Course (520 W. Grove Road).

(Refer a golfer promotion is not available on Junior passes or punch passes)

Golf Season Pass Prices as of May 1, 2022

Adult All Course         (7 day)             $1,450

Senior All Course       (7 day)             $1,250

Adult All Course         (5 day)             $1,040

Senior All Course       (5 day)             $920

Junior Pass                                          $225